Ageing, Health and Pensions in Europe: An Economic and by Lans Bovenberg, Asghar Zaidi, A. Van Soest, Arthur H O Van

By Lans Bovenberg, Asghar Zaidi, A. Van Soest, Arthur H O Van Soest

Delivering an overview of the long run examine demanding situations for economists and social scientists bearing on inhabitants ageing, pensions, overall healthiness and social care in Europe, this e-book examines how medical study promises state-of-the-art facts on source of revenue security and overall healthiness of the aged, and labour markets and older staff.

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The Law that Changed the Face of America: The Immigration by Margaret Sands Orchowski

By Margaret Sands Orchowski

The 12 months 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1965—a landmark choice that made the us the various kingdom it's this present day. In The legislation that modified the Face of America, congressional journalist and immigration specialist Margaret Sands Orchowski promises a by no means ahead of instructed tale of ways immigration legislation have moved in consistent flux and revision all through our nation’s historical past. Exploring the altering immigration setting of the twenty-first century, Orchowski discusses globalization, expertise, terrorism, fiscal recession, and the expectancies of the millennials. She additionally addresses the ubiquitous U.S. debate in regards to the roles of a few of the branches of presidency in immigration; and the customarily aggressive pursuits among those that are looking to immigrate to the USA and the altering pursuits, values, skill, and correct of our sovereign country states to decide on and welcome these immigrants who will top increase the country.

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Reggae, Rastafari, and the rhetoric of social control by Stephen A. King

By Stephen A. King

Who replaced Bob Marley's well-known peace-and-love anthem into "Come to Jamaica and believe all right"? while did the Rastafarian struggling with white colonial strength develop into the smiling Rastaman spreading seashore towels for American travelers? Drawing on examine in social move idea and protest tune, Reggae, Rastafari, and the Rhetoric of Social regulate lines the background and upward thrust of reggae and the tale of the way an island state commandeered the song to style a picture and appeal to travelers. viewers to Jamaica are frequently unaware that reggae was once a innovative track rooted within the agony of Jamaica's negative. Rastafarians have been as soon as a objective of police harassment and public condemnation. Now the tune is a advertising instrument, and the Rastafarians are not any longer a "violent counterculture" yet a big image of Jamaica's new cultural historical past. This publication makes an attempt to give an explanation for how the Jamaican establishment's recommendations of social keep watch over motivated the evolutionary course of either the track and the Rastafarian circulate. From 1959 to 1971, Jamaica's well known tune grew to become pointed out with the Rastafarians, a social stream that gave voice to the country's negative black groups. in line with this problem, the Jamaican govt banned politically debatable reggae songs from the airwaves and jailed or deported Rastafarian leaders. but whilst reggae grew to become the world over renowned within the Nineteen Seventies, divisions between Rastafarians grew wider, spawning a couple of pseudo-Rastafarians who embraced merely the exterior symbolism of this around the world faith. Exploiting this chance, Jamaica's new top Minister, Michael Manley, introduced Rastafarian political imagery and topics into the mainstream. finally, reggae and Rastafari advanced into Jamaica's leader cultural commodities and vacationer points of interest. Stephen A. King is affiliate professor of speech conversation at Delta kingdom collage. His paintings has been released within the Howard magazine of Communications, well known tune and Society, and The magazine of pop culture.

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Beyond Neoliberalism: A World to Win by James Petras, Henry Veltmeyer

By James Petras, Henry Veltmeyer

The realm is on the crossroads of social swap, within the vortex of forces which are bringing a few varied global, a post-neoliberal country. This groundbreaking e-book lays out an research of the dynamics and contradictions of capitalism within the twenty-first century. those dynamics of forces are traced out in advancements internationally - within the Arab Spring of North Africa and the center East, in Cuba and in other places in Latin the USA, within the usa, and in Asia. The forces published by means of a method in trouble might be mobilized in numerous methods and instructions. the focal point of the e-book is at the strategic responses to the systemic hindrance. because the authors inform it, those dynamics difficulty 3 worldviews and strategic responses. The Davos Consensus specializes in the virtues of the loose marketplace and deregulated capitalism because it represents the pursuits of the worldwide ruling type. The post-Washington Consensus issues the necessity to supply capital a human face and identify a extra inclusive kind of improvement and international governance. as well as those visions of the longer term and tasks, the authors establish an rising radical consensus at the have to stream past capitalism in addition to neoliberalism.

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Transmedia Crime Stories: The Trial of Amanda Knox and by Lieve Gies, Maria Bortoluzzi

By Lieve Gies, Maria Bortoluzzi

This assortment specializes in media representations of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, defendants within the Meredith Kercher homicide case. Adopting a multidisciplinary strategy, encompassing criminology, socio-legal research, serious discourse reviews, cultural experiences and megastar stories, the publication analyses how this example used to be narrated within the media and why Knox emerged because the major protagonist. The case was once one of many first transmedia crime tales, formed and stimulated by means of its circulate among quite a few media structures. The chapters exhibit how the hot media panorama affects at the method within which various stakeholders, from suspects and sufferers’ households to newshounds and most people, are attractive with legal justice. whereas conventional information media performed an important position within the development of innocence and guilt, social media provided clients a world discussion board to speak again in a fashion that either amplified and challenged the dominant media narrative biased in favour of a presumption of guilt.
This publication starts with a brand new and unique foreword written by way of Yvonne Jewkes, collage of Brighton, united kingdom.

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Pianos and Politics in China: Middle-Class Ambitions and the by Richard Curt Kraus

By Richard Curt Kraus

In China, a country the place the worlds of politics and artwork are heavily associated, Western classical track used to be thought of throughout the cultural revolution to be an imperialist intrusion, in direct clash with the local aesthetic. during this revealing chronicle of the connection among track and politics in twentieth-century China, Richard Kraus examines the evolution of China's ever-changing disposition in the direction of eu track and demonstrates the regular westernization of chinese language track. putting China's cultural conflicts in worldwide point of view, he lines the lives of 4 chinese language musicians and displays on how their stories are indicative of China's position on the furthest fringe of an increasing Western foreign order.

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The Rights of Women in Islam: An Authentic Approach by H. Jawad

By H. Jawad

It has been argued that Islam liberated Muslim ladies via granting them complete rights as voters. but in truth we see that during a lot of the Muslim global girls were subjected to either cultural and political oppression. cases reminiscent of pressured marriages, arbitrary divorce, lady mutilation and different abuses are unfortunately universal, as are regulations on women's schooling and on their position within the hard work strength. This booklet explores those difficulties and highlights the distinction with what Islam--through the Quran and the Sunnah--in truth prescribes. The reasons of such contradictions are proven to lie in different sociocultural and political dynamics, rather outdoors the area of the published religion.

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Power in Contemporary Japan by Gill Steel

By Gill Steel

This booklet discusses jap conceptions of energy and provides a posh, nuanced examine how strength operates in society and in politics. It rejects stereotypes that describe eastern electorate as passive and apolitical, cemented right into a vertically based, group-oriented society and indicates how electorate find out about strength within the contexts of the relations, the office, and politics.
As Japan grapples with the results of getting one of many oldest and such a lot speedily getting older populations on the earth, it can be crucial for social scientists and coverage makers all over the world to appreciate the alternatives it makes. rather as policy-makers have once more grew to become their realization to employees, the jobs of girls, households, and to immigrants as capability ‘solutions’ to the perceived challenge of keeping or expanding the operating inhabitants. those reports exhibit the ebb and move of strength through the years and likewise word that strength is context-dependent — actors could have energy in a single context, yet now not one other.

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Recreational Drug Consumption: An Economic Perspective by Pratima Ramful Srivastava

By Pratima Ramful Srivastava

Recreational drug rules and rules are complicated concerns with many dimensions. This publication makes an attempt to reply to numerous questions raised in present drug coverage debates. constructing cost effective drug courses and rules require a legitimate wisdom of drug clients and their features and the connection throughout medications. who're the drug clients? Can demographic components support in the direction of predicting drug utilization? What sub-population teams will be certain for drug campaigns and academic courses? Can a drug coverage aimed toward discouraging using one drug prone to impact using different medications that are its financial substitutes or enhances? What are the results of drug use? Policymakers and researchers within the zone of health and wellbeing and social improvement might locate this ebook very useful.

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Making School Reform Work: New Partnerships for Real Change by Paul T. Hill, James Harvey

By Paul T. Hill, James Harvey

Bringing switch to our public tuition method is difficult, and the present method of schooling governance creates boundaries that could make that reform even tougher. right here six experts in public schooling speak about how neighborhood philanthropies can triumph over them no matter if college districts can't. Making college Reform paintings identifies new associations that may be created through foundations and civic teams to treatment deficiencies in neighborhood institution governance, formulate daring reforms, and warrantly implementation. those associations contain incubators for beginning new faculties, self reliant facts research facilities, public-private partnerships for recruitment and coaching of faculty leaders, and new methods of investment and handling tuition amenities. The participants are Sarah Brooks (Carleton College), Michael DeArmond (University of Washington), Marguerite Roza (University of Washington), and Abigail Winger (Milwaukee consultant).

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